collusion

noun
col·​lu·​sion | \ kə-ˈlü-zhən How to pronounce collusion (audio) \

Definition of collusion

: secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose acting in collusion with the enemy

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Other Words from collusion

collusive \ kə-​ˈlü-​siv How to pronounce collusive (audio) , -​ziv \ adjective
collusively adverb

Examples of collusion in a Sentence

The company was acting in collusion with manufacturers to inflate prices. there was collusion between the two companies to fix prices
Recent Examples on the Web His meeting with a Russian banker linked to the Kremlin stoked speculation about collusion. Brian Bennett, Time, "Inside Jared Kushner’s Unusual White House Role," 16 Jan. 2020 Not about collusion, Russian interference or obstruction of justice, but about the leading lights of journalism who managed to get the story so wrong, and for so long. Sean Davis, WSJ, "A Catastrophic Media Failure," 25 Mar. 2019 The text messages, released to media two years ago, were between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page who were assigned to the investigation into collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. Jasmine Aguilera, Time, "Rod Rosenstein Authorized the Release of Text Messages Between FBI Employees Peter Strzok and Lisa Page: Court Filing," 18 Jan. 2020 This is absolutely insanity and is the the clearest collusion ever. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Jade Roper Tolbert Accused of Colluding with Husband After Winning $1M in Fantasy NFL Contest," 6 Jan. 2020 Special counsel Robert Mueller investigated Russian election activity but found no evidence of organized collusion between Russian hackers and Trump's campaign. David Jackson, USA TODAY, "Russia says Putin thanked Trump for helping fight a terrorist plot but offers few details," 30 Dec. 2019 Most troubling of the issues, Detroit's demolition program to remove blighted structures came under intense criticism beginning a few years ago over allegations of bid-rigging and collusion in awarding demolition contracts. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Land Bank admits faults, carries on amid complaints it moves too slowly," 3 Dec. 2019 Former 49ers teammate Eric Reid, who joined Kaepernick in his kneeling protest and a collusion lawsuit against the league, watched the session from a bench on the sideline. BostonGlobe.com, "Watch: Colin Kaepernick’s workout," 17 Nov. 2019 Former 49ers teammate Eric Reid, who joined Kaepernick in his kneeling protest and a collusion lawsuit against the league, watched the session from a bench on the sideline. Paul Newberry, Houston Chronicle, "Colin Kaepernick throws passes for 40 minutes in front of 8 teams," 16 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of collusion

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for collusion

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin collusion-, collusio, from colludere — see collude

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“Collusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collusion?src=search-dict-hed. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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collusion

noun

Financial Definition of collusion

What It Is

Collusion, also known as price rigging or price fixing,  occurs when several individuals and/or businesses agree to set the price for something.

How It Works

For example, let’s assume that there are four major cable providers in the U.S. The four companies meet secretly and agree not to compete with one another for customers in certain geographic areas of the country. To accomplish this, they agree on which of the four providers will "get" each territory by offering the best price or service in that territory. The other three firms agree to not offer a lower price in that territory. In return, each of the three other firms get their own territory with the same agreement. By doing this, the four providers ensure that no other competitors will enter the markets, thereby preserving their profits and territories as a whole.

In the stock market, traders with inside information might collude on trades in order to benefit from the inside information.

Why It Matters

Collusion is illegal because it interferes with the natural market forces of supply and demand and harms consumers by inhibiting competition.

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collusion

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How to pronounce collusion (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of collusion

: secret cooperation for an illegal or dishonest purpose

collusion

noun
col·​lu·​sion | \ kə-ˈlü-zhən How to pronounce collusion (audio) \

Legal Definition of collusion

: the act or an instance of colluding

Other Words from collusion

collusive \ -​siv How to pronounce collusive (audio) \ adjective

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